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Welcome!

Welcome to the Roseland Free Public Library website! We are continuously working to update and include all the information you are looking for. Check back often for new events and information. Also, be sure to look at our pages and calendars for Children, Teens, Adults, Wellness, and Friends of the Library for extra events that may not appear on our home page.

To register for an event online, go to Event Registration on the right of our homepage.
Need more information? Call us at 973-226-8636.

LIBRARY HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 9 AM-9 PM; FRIDAYS, 9 AM-5 PM; SATURDAYS, 10 AM-3 PM

NO SATURDAY HOURS DURING JULY & AUGUST

 


News & Announcements
Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
The library will close early at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, and Friday, November 29. Enjoy!
Story Time News
TUESDAYS: Book babies at 9:30 am, Music & Movement at 10:30 am (interactive story time featuring streamed videos on a large screen kids can sing and dance along with). WEDNESDAYS: Kids' light yoga at 9:30 am, Sing with Me at 10:30 am. THURSDAYS: Book babies at 9:30 am, Learn with Me at 10:30 am (learn letters, numbers, colors, and shapes through song). All programs suitable for ages 6 months and up. NOTE: NO PROGRAMS ON NOVEMBER 27 AND CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING.
Free Practice ACT
Take a free, full-length practice ACT administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell in the library community room on Saturday, December 7, 10:30 am-1:30 pm. RSVP: Email student's name, school and grade, and phone number to WEST.CALDWELL@C2EDUCATE.COM. Arrive about 30 minutes early at the library and bring a calculator. Test will be 3 hours long. All tests will be graded, and depending on how many students take the test, results will be available immediately or at a later date.
Book Donations Wanted
If you come across any unwanted gently used books this holiday season, donate them to the library for the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library Summer Book Sale. Please do not leave your donations outside, bring them to the circulation desk. Your support and cooperation are much appreciated.
Frank's Pizza Fundraiser
The Frank's Pizza Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Roseland Free Public Library will continue through December! Every time you order any menu item, Frank's will donate 15% of your purchase to the Friends (no extra cost to the customer). Applies to eat-in and take-out orders, any day or time, and includes gluten-free pizza (specials not included). Be sure to mention the Friends or bring the flyer, which can be downloaded on the library website.
Matinee Mondays
Our Monday Afternoon Movies resume on November 25 at 1 pm with the 2019 teen drama The Sun Is Also a Star. The threat of deportation casts a shadow on a young couples budding romance. Rated PG-13, 2 hours. No RSVP needed, popcorn will be served.
Abstract Paintings on Display
Livingston artist Sylvia Verbesky will display her large abstract paintings in our community room through the first week in December. RSVP for reception on library website. Exhibit open for viewing during regular library hours.
Grief Support Social
Connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one on Monday, November 25, at 7 pm during "The Next Chapter," an informal grief support social. No RSVP needed.
Guided Meditation Class
Treat yourself to our upcoming guided meditation classes, set for Thursday, December 5, at 10 am and 7 pm. RSVP on library website.
Lego Robotics
Our Lego Robotics combines the perfect mix of coding and building for ages 8 through teen. Join us on Thursdays, December 5 & 19, from 4 to 5:30 pm (NOTE NEW START TIME). RSVP on library website.
Knitting & Crochet Club
Enjoy an evening of knitting and crocheting at the library on Monday, December 9, starting at 7 pm. New members, all levels welcome. RSVP on library website.
Cocoa and Carols
Kids are welcome to join us on Saturday, December 14, from 12:30 to 1 pm for an afternoon of Christmas carols, cocoa, and cookies! Members of The Performing Arts Project in Roseland will perform your favorite holiday tunes, followed by the grand opening of our Holiday Train Exhibit from 1 to 3 pm. RSVP is required for this event - registration link is on the home page of our website.
Holiday Train Exhibit
A Roseland holiday favorite - Mr. Conductor's elaborate working train exhibit returns to our community room starting Saturday, December 14, through Tuesday, December 31, during select days and times. Please check the December Adult, Teen, or Children tabs to help plan your visit.
Wednesday Nite Book Worms
The group will meet on Wednesday, December 18, at 7 pm to discuss the final selection of the year, My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, which follows the evolution of a coming-of-age friendship throughout adulthood in post-World War II Naples. RSVP on the home page of our website.
Walking for Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays
This group fitness activity meets every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am. Jump-start your morning with a 45-minute low-impact workout that emphasizes walking (streamed on video). Also includes discussion and healthy recipe exchanges. Ideal for beginning fitness levels. Bring towel and water bottle. RSVP on website homepage. Note: Walking for Fitness will continue through December 4 (no class on November 27), break during the Holiday Train Exhibit, and resume on January 13.
Chair Yoga Mondays
Join us for some chair yoga workouts (streamed on video) every Monday starting at 11 am. Bring towel and water bottle. Class size is now limited to 12. RSVP on website homepage. There will be chair yoga classes through December 2, followed by a break, and then classes will resume on January 13.
De-Stress with Mindful Coloring for Adults
Escape the stress of everyday life and color your troubles away every Tuesday at 1 pm. Join us for an afternoon of serenity, coloring, herbal tea, snacks, and meditative music. RSVP on our website.
Weekly Adult Mat Yoga
Enjoy a mid-week stretch during our weekly adult mat yoga classes every Wednesday at 11 am. RSVP on our website under Event Registration. There will be yoga classes on November 20 and December 4, but not on November 27. Classes will then then resume on January 15.RSVP on our website.
Homebound Delivery Service
Stuck at home with an injury or other situation that makes getting to the library impossible, and are eager for a certain book or DVD? Try our Homebound Delivery Service! Call the library at 973-226-8636 and arrange to have your items delivered to your home! PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ROSELAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS WHO ARE ROSELAND RESIDENTS ONLY.
Reserve Your Museum Passes
Patrons can borrow passes for themselves and/or their families for Montclair Art Museum, Morris Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, The Golf Museum, and Imagine That! You can reserve your museum passes online by copying and pasting this link on your browser: https://www.museumkey.com/user/?code=rosenj07068
Pay Your Fines Online
Roseland Free Public Library patrons can now pay any library fines online! Just go to www.bccls.org > My Account > Fines & Fees
Libby Has Arrived!
Libby by Overdrive is now available to our patrons for downloading audio and ebooks! Cut and paste this link on your browser to learn more about how it works: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/playback/Playback.do?id=7bt56n. The app is available at this website: ebccls.overdrive.com. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our library assistants.
Vox Books Are Here!
We are excited to offer "talking" Vox Books to our young patrons! To learn more about these great children's books, cop and paste this link to your browser: https://www.libraryideas.com/vox-books
HOOPLA is Back!
HOOPLA is back for our patrons! Go to www.hoopladigital.com and enter your library card information to download free music, movies, television programs, audiobooks, and ebooks with no late fees. Please note: each patron is entitled to any FOUR downloads per month at this time. If you need one-on-one help getting started, see our assistants Tami Jaegel and Scott Bergenfeld.
Leveled Reading List Books Available
Noecker Kids & Parents: We now have a list of books available at the library for the leveled reading system used at Noecker Elementary School. All you have to do is inquire at the Circulation Desk, and you can see a list of books at your child's current level that we have available.
Zac's Hacks - Computer Help
Library assistant Zac Cascio can show you the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other tech resources Mondays or Fridays 9 am-noon. Safely navigate social media; create resume templates, letters, and spreadsheets; utilize cell phone, iPad, and Kindle features, such as calendars and more. Please note: RSVP needed for this drop-in instruction, go to "Even Registration" on the right-hand side of this homepage.
Mobile Hotspots Available
Mobile Hotspots are now available for our patrons who are Roseland residents! Available to patrons 18 or older with a valid driver's license and valid Roseland Free Public Library card. Each hotspot provides internet access for up to 10 devices. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and the loan period is 14 days. There will be a $5 per day late fee and $100 replacement fee if lost.


Calendar & Event Registration
Museum Reservations
Frank's Pizzeria Fundraiser (pdf)

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